Short Issues

Canadian towel and tissue company Kruger Products has launched a new embossing pattern on all its roll and multifold towel brands; Embassy Supreme, Embassy, White Swan and Esteem. It is said to enhance the look and feel of the towels and deliver superior absorption and strength. Eric Bisson, corporate vice president Away From Home Business, Kruger Products, said: “The unique cross-wave design delivers a fresh new look and a level of strength and absorption that practically does the job for you.”

TECHTEX, a supplier of healthcare and janitorial products in the UK and Southern Ireland, has purchased an Athena folding machine by Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) for converting of non woven products. It is a small footprint versatile folder for the production of a variety of nonwoven and tissue folded products (18 to 250 g/m2) ranging from nonwoven wipes for personal care and house hold cleaning, to nonwoven and polyethylene waterproof folded towels for medical use, and tissue table napkins in up to three plies.

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has been awarded the 2011 FSC Large Chain of Custody Operation of the Year. The company received the award at the FSC’s annual 2011 Australia Excellence Awards held in Melbourne in November. The awards reward and recognise organisations that exemplify the spirit and intent of the FSC certification system. K-C was also a finalist in the FSC Responsible Procurement category.

Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) has purchased the latest Super 8 napkin folder by PCMC for the converting of single ply napkins. The line is equipped with a jumbo unwinder, multiple colour printing system, dual embossing system and an automatic folder/delivery system for counts up to 300 napkins per stack. The Super Series converts tissue napkins in up to three plies in a wide range of formats with speeds up to 6,000 napkins per minute.

PT Graha Cemerlang Paper Utama (GCPU) has brought its second brand-new Intelli- Tissue™ 2100 machine on stream at its Cikampek mill in Indonesia. The PMP tissue machine started-up smoothly and the first paper at reel appeared on 11 November. GCPU is one of the market leaders in manufacturing and converting tissue in Indonesia. PMPoland, a member of PMP Group, supplied the 3,650mm crescent former machine, which has a maximum capacity of 140 tpd and a maximum operating speed of 2,000mpm. It is a repeated order of the machine supplied in 2005.